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Matt Cooper: Dee Forbes’ silence now deafening as her role in RTÉ shambles again front and centre

In the absence of explanations, conclusions will be drawn as to culpability, but the former RTÉ boss is not the only one with questions to answer

Former director general of RTÉ Dee Forbes is coming under increasing pressure to break her silence as to her tenure at the broadcaster. Picture:

A person’s health is a private issue unless they want to talk about it publicly. The disclosure of any details of ill-health may be personally sensitive. It should not be subject to speculation, especially without any freely disclosed information.

If a person says she is medically unwell – and presumably has a certificate from a doctor to produce to anyone who has a legitimate right to demand proof – then a level of respect for ...